August 16, 2010 - PROSPECT EQUINE FARMS INC. is thrilled to announce
the arrival of “Prospect’s Lillian” , a 2005 Selle Francais by Ilian De Taute.
Lilly is a big girl at 17.2hh
She is Stephen's new mount and we look forward to
the 2011 eventing season debut.
September, 2010 - lots of firsts for Lillian:
Their first pole/jumping session:
First ride in the outdoor ring:
Lillian's First Cross Country - October
JULY 2011 AT PROSPECT
CROSS COUNTRY SCHOOLING FOR LILLY -
Prospect's Lillian and Steve Hall at
their first Event- Glen Oro - August 13, 2011 - placed 10th out of 15
Prospect's Lillian and Stephen at
Dreamcrest - Placed 5th - Dressage Judge comments "Elegant Horse".
How far we have come - at the
first combined trial of the Season Lilly only did w/t at her first dressage test
and Stephen decided not to do Stadium - that was April 2011 at Grandview.
She did her first cross country schooling in June. Fast
forward to October 2, 2011 - Grandview Fall Horse Trial - their third full event
- Dressage score was 10% better than a month earlier, a beautiful stadium round
and her third clear cross country. Prior to the last fence, Lilly slipped
and almost went down - Stephen almost came off but she righted and he stayed on
but lost his right stirrup - the last jump - with no stirrup - the reason he was
riding a bit to the left. In all three events she did this season she did not
have a single refusal cross country. One run out stadium (rider error) and
finished with a lot of confidence and skill to move up to pretraining next year.
May 2012 Lilly was awesome - jumping alot of
cross country jumps and ditches too
Stephen's Coach Michele Mueller was
very busy with her Olympic participation in 2012 so most of the year was spent
on lots of training in preparation for 2013.
Sessions with John Hobson, Ian Roberts,
Judy Hodgkinson, Peter Gray, Michele Muellerand lots of Dressage training with
Karin Davis have prepared them well for 2013, when Michele will again be
coaching this team.
Prospect's Lillian at Glen Oro Combined
May 5, 2013 - Pre-Training - Dressage - 41.3 Penalties and one rail in stadium
but first complete Stadium at Pre-Training.
Glen Oro Horse Trial - May 26, 2013
Prospect's Lillian and Stephen also completed their first Pre-training event
with smiles from ear to ear. Cross country was the highlight of their day
with a clear round just seconds
over optimum time and no other faults - moving up 4 placings.
June 30, 2013 - Prospect's Lillian and
Stephen Hall completed their second Pre-Training Event at Dreamcrest - a more
consistent dressage, great stadium and an awesome
cross country - within 1 second of
Prospect's Lillian completed her 3rd
pre-training event yesterday - August 3, 2013 at Grandview - placing 6th out of
18 - finishing on her dressage score with her best test yet - a consistent and
well ridden test with moments of brilliance. The stadium round was
flawless with beautiful jumps and flying changes where needed. Cross country was
executed with perfection and was just beautiful to watch - very impressive
Prospect's Lillian at Lanes End -
August 18, 2013- Finished 7th - great dressage, consistent stadium and wonderful
cross country. The water monster has been totally conquered. Thank
you Gloria McKim for these great pics.
Prospect's Lillian at Dreamcrest -
September 8, 2013 - interesting day at Dreamcrest for Lily and Stephen Hall 's
debut at Training. A wonderful first Training Dressage test with some 7's, a
nervous start to stadium but hit the grove after fence 3 and after that it was
picture perfect. Cross Country Started out great up to 7 - the one he was
worried about - a run out but over on the second time, a huge jump at 8 and
unfortunately retired at 10. Made it half way through but all in all a positive
first experience with some work to do, but happy with the day.
Prospect's Lillian at Dreamcrest - June
22, 2014 - I am so proud of Stephen and Lilly. They are becoming such a great
team. She was so calm today. They got three 7's on their dressage test -
including on their canter circle, a picture perfect stadium - even Ian shouted -
great round Stephen - and a very good xc - a branch contributed to a run out but
other than that it was great and they still made optimum time - which means that
Lilly easily has the gallop for upper levels. Their xc was completed in a
July 26, 2014- Grandview Horse Trials.
Stephen and Lilly had their best dressage yet - with a few 7's, one rail in
stadium and a beautiful if faster than PT Time cross country.
Unfortunately the time was too fast and forgot the rule about walking at the end
and a walk across the finish line caused 15 faults. However,
confidence is high and an upgrade to training is in the near future.
August 24 2014 - Lanes End Horse
Trial ReportStephen and Lilly had a very exciting
cross country at Lanes End today. After jump 14 the left stirrup broke - so
jumps 15, 16 a and b, 17, the water, jump 18 and the finish were done with only
one stirrup. Stephen had little leverage to set Lilly up and it was all he could
do to stay still and trust her to do her job - which she did - you can see the
stirrup flying in the pictures. They also had a good dressage test - with a 8.
Finished with a 7th.
August 31, 2014 - Dreamcrest
Prospect's Lillian and Stephen - Some
great moments in dressage produced a test with some 7's and the nicest I have
seen Lilly and Stephen all season - all be it a tough judge, a very spirited
warmupand a few tough moments. Stadium on the grass at Dreamcrest saw a
very twisty course that Sally Sanisbury put together and was handled to
perfection by Lilly and Stephen - producing one of the few clear
rounds. Ian Robert's Pretraining Cross Country course was the toughest we
had ever seen and many riders were commenting on the challenge ahead. Very
few clear rounds cross country - Stephen and Lilly ate the course for breakfast
and even with some trotting came through 2 seconds too fast but with fantastic
form and no jumping faults - placing them 13th out of a tough field of 26 to
finish off their Pretraining Season. While dressage still needs a more
consistent base, they are definitely ready to tackle training.
September 11, 2014 - Jump Chute - effortlessly clearing over 4'
October 21, 2014 -Today Lilly and
Stephen did a Bounce Jump Grid
April 26, 2015 - A great day at the
Grandview Combined today. Best and most consistent dressage test yet - and 2nd
training level - 6's and 6.5's across the board - and the most relaxed Lilly has
ever been - Stephen was all smiles and thrilled with his test. 2 rails in
Training Stadium, but not bad considering they have only jumped a few times all
July 28, 2015 - The worst rain we have
ever seen for an event hit Dreamcrest this weekend. Stephen's second event at
Training Level and we decided to pull out of stadium and xc since he had only
had a chance to school once this year. The ground was saturated and many riders
pulled out. However, he had his best dressage ever with many 7's even though
they were swimming through the ring. Scored 65.5% - 51.8 penalties. Many
riders withdrew because of the conditions.
July 6, 2015 - Lilly and Stephen went
over to Dreamcrest today to school the training level xc since they didn't go at
the show because of the weather. They had a blast and answered every question
without issue. Oh Yeah!!!!!
July 23, 2015 - First Training Level
Event completed by Lilly - Placed 9th out of 17. Clear Cross Country, good
dressage and one rail in stadium
Lilly also met her sister
August 23, 2015 - Lanes End Horse
Trials - Training - A relaxed dressage and their first clear Stadium
Round. Unfortunately an unplanned dismount on fence 3 on Cross Country
ended the day.
August 30, 2015 - A great day for
Stephen and Lilly at Dreamcrest Training Level today. Best dressage ever - 64%
-53.3 penalties with 4 7's and a 7.5 - 2 rails in stadium and a great cross
country over a very tough course - 2 run outs and still within time - so
probably a little fast. They had a blast and are really starting to get their
Training level legs in place.
January 30, 2016 -Jump Chute
June 19, 2016 - great hot day at
dreamcrest today for Stephen and Lilly. She was so settled today and the
dressage test was fantastic except for one big bobble in the middle - and the
confusion of the whistle in the next ring. Some 7's and the best test they have
Stephen and Lilly had a great Stadium round -
especially considering they have only had one session with Ian this spring. Two
rails - rider error - but the most consistent round ever and it was just poetry
to watch. Very pleased at how this team has matured.
Last but definitely not least - their
favourite phase of eventing - cross country. They were a finely tuned machine on
cross country - needing to trot a little mid round to ensure they weren't over
time and they hit the time bang on and had a double clear cross country round.
So proud and even in the heat she came off the course looking like she could
have done it again with ease.
June 29, 2016 - Great day for my
younger son and Lilly today too answering some training level questions at the
schooling event at Glen Oro that were new for them. You can see how much they
enjoy cross country. They finished 4th in the division.
September 5, 2016 - Another fantastic
schooling for Lilly at Dreamcrest today - looks like they are both ready for the
event at Dreamcrest on the weekend.
September 11, 2016 - Dreamcrest Horse
Trial: Part of the sport of horses teaches us that there are ups and
downs. After a fantastic dressage warmup and a great beginning to their dressage
test, a bobble at A resulted in elimination for Stephen and Lilly. As a
technical elimination, the TD permitted them to continue onto Stadium and XC as
long as there were not any issues. While a slip in Stadium resulted in a couple
rails, the balance of the round was flawless. Again XC - their favourite part of
eventing, proved again what a great team they are becoming with a clear round
-just a bit too fast - as they eat the course for breakfast. Disappointing for
sure to be eliminated - unheard of for these two, it is definitely a learning
experience. Onward and upward. XC pics courtesy of Gloria McKim.
September 17, 2016 - So proud
of Lilly and Stephen today. Last weekend's dressage proved problematic so we
went to the RCRA Bronze show today. So accommodating that they let him do both
Eventing Training tests. The first test went extremely well with 64.7% - they
were both relaxed and the best I have ever seen them. The test had an 8 and 7
7's. with the judge commenting that there were some good moments.
This was definitely a confidence building experience.
Test 2 (the problem test last weekend) went even better
notwithstanding the pouring rain. 65% - with 3 7.5's, and 6 7's including a
first 7 for rider. Stephen was thrilled with their results today. Judge's
comments - WELL DONE!!!
October 1, 2016 - While my
video taping skills need practice - Here is Lilly and Stephen at Grandview - 4th
clear Training event. Ready to upgrade to Prelim next year.
December 12, 2016 - Winter jump lessons with Ian today - Lilly seemed to enjoy the session.
January 2, 2017 - Lilly and Stephen doing oxers and some added height.
Prospect's Lillian schooling with
Olympian Michele Mueller - September, 2013
Lilly and Stephen Schooling with
Michele Mueller on April 30, 2013
September 11, 2014 - Jump Chute
October 21, 2014 -Today Lilly and
Stephen did a Bounce Jump Grid